By Richard Parks
Dennis Wise has hailed the options available to Mauricio Pochettino as he raved about the impressive form of Tottenham heading into their Champions League showdown against Juventus.
Chelsea legend Wise gave Spurs an ‘A’ grade for their performance in their 2-0 Premier League win against Huddersfield at Wembley on Saturday.
Two goals from Son Heung-Min secured the three points from Pochettino’s consistent side and extended the gap over fifth-placed Chelsea by the end of the weekend to five points in the race for the top four places in this season’s Premier League.
“They’ve done extremely well and nicked that fourth spot,” Wise told Sky Sports News, as quoted by the Sky Sports website. “They’ve kept up their form from other competitions in the Premier League and Mauricio Pochettino can pick the right team for the right time.”
Football Insider verdict:
As Wise points out, Pochettino was able to rest most of his strongest players for the FA Cup replay against League One minnows Rochdale last Wednesday to ensure they are fit and firing for their biggest match of the season against Juventus. The Chelsea legend is convinced that the manager will pick the right team for the match rather than worry about resting or rotating players. For Spurs, it is about the here and now, and delivering in the games that matter as it reaches crunch point of the season.